El Limonar International School (ELIS) has been providing a high quality bilingual education for Spanish and International students from Early Years to KS5 in southern Spain for close to thirty years. First in the city of Murcia and later near the coast at Villamartin (Torrevieja in Alicante) ELIS has undergone significant growth and development over the years to become the highly respected, British curriculum international school that it is today. Currently the Villamartin site has around 500 students. In order to build upon our achievements to date, the Principal is inviting applications for the post of Business Studies and IT teacher for Secondary and Sixth Form to replace the current member of staff who has retired from the profession. The post represents a genuine career advancement opportunity for a suitably UK qualified teacher as it will, following an induction period, include specific curriculum development responsibilities including involvement in the ‘ELIS Cognita Leap’ which is a group-wide initiative to increase investment into technological hardware in schools and weave the use of technology into all aspects of the curriculum in order to develop the skills required by young people for their future workplace experiences.
This post requires a PGCE-qualified teacher experienced in the teaching of IGCSE and A-Level Business Studies as well as experience with either the ICT or Computing curriculums. The post-holder will teach across KS3 to KS5 and will be line-managed by the Head of Secondary and Head of Sixth Form whilst also working with our ICT/Computing staff in our Primary school.
As well as meeting the requirements of the general candidate specification, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, able to work independently and be very well organized. Key to success here is an ability to show initiative, manage change and champion the development of rigor and student motivation across the Business Studies curriculum. Some experience as an Assistant Examiner for Business Studies would be an advantage but is not essential.
El Limonar International School Villamartin, as part of the Cognita Schools group, is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all UK qualified teachers with relevant experience including teaching couples. Teachers would be expected to contribute to the extra curricular life of the school and a working knowledge of the Spanish language would be an advantage but is not essential. Contracts are full time and permanent with remuneration and working conditions that reflect the Spanish national collective bargaining agreement for private education.
The closing date for applications is the end of February 2018, but an appointment would be made before that date in order to secure an outstanding candidate. Applications will only be considered from candidates submitting a completed teacher application form (a copy of which is included in this advert). Candidates are also required to submit an application letter addressed to the school Executive Principal, Mr. Christopher Eversden, and may also send a C.V. (with photograph) if they wish. Applications should be made through the 'Apply Now' button on this advert.
All applications should include the name, email and contact telephone number of three referees, one of which must be the candidate’s current Headteacher or employer. The referees must cover at least the last five years on the candidate’s employment history.
Long-listed candidates will be notified and invited to an initial interview by Skype. Final interview will take place in Murcia or in the UK by special arrangement.
Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries) over the last ten years.